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Woman Accused of Breaking Into Homes, Cleaning, Leaving a Bill

Sue Warren

Sue Warren

Susan Warren, 53, of Elyria, Ohio, is being accused of randomly breaking into a woman’s home and tidying up a bit before leaving a bill for her unasked-for services. According to police Captain Guy Turner, Warren provided her signature services on May 22, 2012, between 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. When asked to describe the alleged cleaning, homeowner Sherry Bush told reporters, “There were some coffee mugs that my husband had out,” Bush said. “She had washed them all.” The intruder allegedly also took out the trash, vacuumed the carpet and cleaned out the playroom. Bush’s daughter, 19, who was home sleeping at the time, thought her mother had hired a cleaning service.

There was also a note on a napkin which read:

“I was here to clean today
153 Longfellow St
Elyria Ohio

Sue Warren

Since Warren had left her phone number at the bottom of the note, Bush called to let her know that she had mistakenly cleaned the wrong house. Warren, who wanted her money, allegedly replied, “No, I do this all the time …I just stop and clean your house.” In fact, Warren is listed on the Internet as having a cleaning service, and she did the same thing at another house last month. She was charged with trespassing for that incident.

Warren was later picked up at a traffic stop on a burglary warrant, and according to Turner, may face jail time because, “Regardless, you don’t just barge in, do some dusting and leave a bill.”

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